Sunday, 15 January 2012
Call me old fashioned but I just cannot get enthusiastic over "The Magicians" series 2 on BBC 1. I do not like some of the presentations which make the magic almost "throwaway". Why does every "popular" TV show now have to have "celebrities" and viewers voting? The magic has become secondary and even then it is presented as a clever puzzle rather than an entertaining experience full of wonder. The compere does not know how to fill in between the acts. The tricks vary between the dramatic and the mundane. The show is certainly very different from "The Best of Magic" produced by John Fisher which I think was one of the best series showing the variety of magic.